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>> turn just ahead. >> reporter: and not just the one from your dashboard. dan kloeffler, abc news, new york. >> that's what's making news in america. >> have a great captioned by the national captioning institute >> straight ahead, a new details on the american soldier accused of killing more than a dozen afghan civilians. the first time he is meeting face to face with his lead attorney. good morning to you, washington. >> we start with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> let's get to it on this monday morning. we have a thunderstorm complex off to our west in west virginia which is really falling apart as it moves towards our viewing area.
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we are focusing in on some little sprinkles. most of the action is in west virginia. marshall va. loudoun and fauquier counties. mostly east of the blue ridge. over in charles town west virginia. 54 in manassas. on our way to the lower 70's today. a few likely thundershowers later on today. we will go even further. tomorrow we will call at partial sunshine or limited sun. the sunniest day will be coming towards the end of the work week and then cloud cover over the weekend. that is the cloud cover. what about the commute? >> it is a little bit dicey on the inner loop in virginia. a vehicle has rolled over before
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the arlington boulevard exit. this is a gallows road up to 66. this inner loop accident is brand-new and will hurt the commute, of springfield to get to tyson's. keith nothing to complicate matters from richmond. we will take you live to the dyke road traffic center. -- geico traffic center. we will get the latest in news. >> a u.s. army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 afghan villagers will have his first face-to-face meeting with his lead attorney. he is being held in an isolated cell in a military prison. a friend of his says that it is hard to believe that he was behind the attack. >> i cannott ihe bobby i knew is not the body that could have
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done that. >> if the case goes to court the trial would be held in the united states. since it is possible that afghan witnesses could be flown to the united states. >> employees at accused of stealing thousands of dollars in coins from a pair machines are expected to plead guilty. they stole bags of money while repairing the machines. he is accused of using his share to buy lottery tickets. they expired after both of them were arrested back in january. >> a man who was in prison for more than a decade was freed last week. >> a judge overturn michael hash's conviction. the judges who put him behind bars are facing strong allegations. >> after 12 years in prison and , michael hash was released last week after a judge tossed out
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his 2001 murder conviction. >> it has been a long, drawn- out ordeal. >> back in 2001, the teenagers were accused of killing an elderly culpeper county woman. hash givenlife despite no physical evidence linking him to the murder. a judge learned -- will deco worst and false testimony and prosecutors concealing critical information from the jury led to hash's wrongful conviction. gary close resigned toj. ames turk alleged widespread police and prosecutorial misconduct. a witness recanted. saying -- he added --
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>> the culpeper investigators were feeding details of this crime to eric. he feeded them the details that he then repeated back to them. >> scott jenkins is now the sheriff of culpeper county. >> i will answer your questions. >> sure of jenkins wanted to tell his side of the story, but was strongly advised not to buy a special prosecutor. he did defend himself and refuses to resign. >> nothing i did in that investigation was unethical and i refuse to hide. >> questions still remain. who killed that elderly woman so many years ago? court documents indicated kept authorities had another suspect
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in this case. his name was billy scott. they cannot find him. >> we are going to turn down to vote 2012. mitt romney celebrating an overwhelming win in puerto rico's primary. he won all 20 delegates. he questioned the economic credentials of rick santorum. he called rick santorum and president obama economic lightweights. >> i do not think you are going to replace an economic light weight with another economic light weight. >> i hear the same thing over and over again. i am praying for you. >> candidates are looking forward to the primaries ahead in louisiana. santorum has 253 delegates. the other two candidates are trailing behind. it is at 4:36.
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>> new developments involving a uva student convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend. >> a tornado touched down in oklahoma.
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>> 4 clarke 39. cleanup is occurring in parts of oklahoma. >> one of the twisters was caught on tape. take a look. it looks like that tape is darling. the tornado did damage power lines. nobody was hurt. spring did mark the beginning of spring tornadoes in oklahoma. >> in california, winter marches on for skiers and still borders. salt lake tahoe is still rolling out several inches of snow over the weekend. for those who waited, they get a little bit of reward. >> 4:30 is the time now. we want to get a look at the traffic and weather. >> some sprinkles early this morning west of the metro area, especially in west virginia.
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that will for the most part stay out of our viewing area. this moves into the shenandoah valley. right along the blueridge in western loudoun county and stretching down to catlett. just early this morning. a few thundershowers are possible. 57 in the district. another very warm start today. highs today in the low to mid 70's. we are getting into a weather pattern for the majority of this work week that will be like yesterday. midday will be gray and cloudy with areas of fog. a wide variety of weather in store. warming into the upper 70's by
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thursday and friday. >> things are staying mild for maryland drivers. i will take you to 270 traffic. i will go over to shady grove road. on the inner loop in virginia, vdot is wrestling with another road. it two roads are blocked. >> thank you very much. 4:42 on this monday morning. >> we will tell you why this week could be the best way to check out the cherry blossoms. >> they are beautiful. if you want to make a trip to see
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>> we want to check our top stories out 4:45. the soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians will have a face-to-face meeting with his lawyer. charges could be filed against him within a week. two former metro employees charged with stealing thousands of dollars of coins are expected to plead guilty today. authorities say that they stole
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bags of money while repairing fare machines. mitt romney picked up 20 delegates after a huge whinney in -- win in puerto rico. >> investigators looking for a person that stabbed a man to death in a northeast washington bar. the man was stabbed early this morning after a party at the library bar and grill. the man died at the hospital. no word on what led to the stabbing. the university of virginia out across player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend has requested to have his case retried. he was convicted last month of beating her to death in may of 2010. he faces 26 years in prison. >> washington and the police
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investigate two potential hate crimes. a man was shot to death at an ihop in columbia heights. last monday a game and was beaten after getting out of a cap on georgia avenue. the cases are said to be unrelated. >> d.c. police trying to find out what caused a minivan to smash into a building nearly killing dozens of diners. witnesses say that the minivan suddenly accelerated in reverse. nobody was inside. the diner next door was filled with people. some of those bolted for the exit. the people in the minivan suffered not life-threatening injuries. >> there were a record number of st. patrick's day revellers taking a better edge of a free ride home.
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606 people participated in the sober right program. the program provides three qadarites of up to $30. it is in order to keep would-be drunk drivers off of area roads. >> metro diver -- drivers could face some delays. work will be done between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.. also after 10:00 p.m. metro says that this is the last week of midday track work. >> unfortunately, gas prices are still rising as we head into spring. they are at their highest levels ever for this time of year. aaa reports that the national average is $3.84 peri. n d.c., the average is $4.80 a
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gallon. in virginia, $3.76 per gallon. >> we are looking at 55 degrees. >> 12 celebrities are hoping to turn into dancing machines. >> another check
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>> welcome back. 4:51 is your time. >> it was a great weekend especially st. patrick's day. that turned out nicely. we are getting into a unique weather pattern, kind of like yesterday's where we start the day gray and damp. get used to that for the rest of this week. we have the storms off to our west that are falling apart as they move into the shenandoah valley. points southward, that is where we are getting into a little bit of the action. that is out in garrett county, maryland. a narrow couldloud band from northwestern maryland down into
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virginia. we have a few sprinkles associated with it. this is down towards leesburg down towards warrenton. not much in terms of rain fall. just isolated sprinkles drop the metro area. temperature-wise, we are warm. 57 in the district. at 58 in quantico. cumberland is a little bit cooler. 52 degrees in cumberland. a few brief morning sprinkles west of the metro area. some partial sunshine. a few late day showers cannot be ruled out. we cannot rule out of thundershowers. partly cloudy and some patchy fog out there. an easter the onshore flow. we will break into the sunshine
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by the afternoon. this is west of the metro area. a bit unsettled through the first part of the week. by wednesday and sunday, added sunshine. remaining warm. it looks like the weather pattern may change by the weekend. >> it is looking unsettled on gallows road. an accident rolled over this morning. two lanes are closed. that is the inner loop in virginia. in maryland, and old georgetown road. the rescue squad has arrived. i believe i saw a tow truck go by. we are going to take you live to some of the traffic center pictures. good through falls church,
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ballston. a good ride on the roosevelt bridge. this is the 14th street bridge traffic. so is the george washington parkway, which is the underpass you see there. we are good on the george washington parkway. no problems to report on the beltway in case you're heading to tyson's. headlights coming out of virginia. the red leaving maryland down towards the toll road exit. >> thank you very much. it is time. dancing with the stars kicks off season no. bang14 tonight. >> the 12 stars include martina navratilova juleie night and
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>> coming up, the american soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians prepares to meet with his lawyer for the first time face-to-face. formal charges are expected to be filed this week. >> you will have to keep waiting for relief at the gas pump. prices at the highest ever for this time of year it. >> gearing up for the kickoff to the national cherry blossom festival. prepare for big crowds and different traffic patterns. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> it's monday morning, march 19. good morning, washington. i am steve cheveney. >> i am cynne simpson. glad you are waking


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